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Uganda confirmed as T-90, Type 85-IIM operator

1st August 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris

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While the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is known to operate a sizeable fleet of T-55 MBTs, photos recently posted online have confirmed that Uganda also fields Russian-made T-90S and Chinese-manufactured Type 85-IIMs.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni posted a photo on his official Twitter account on July 23 purporting to show a combined arms exercise conducted by the land force and air defence components of the UPDF Special Forces Command (SFC) at Karama Armoured Warfare Training School in Kabamba.

Both the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms (UNROCA) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) record the delivery of

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Erwan de Cherisey

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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